Author: Smithline, H.

Patient Care by Physician Assistants and by Physicians in an Emergency Department

Objective: Decreasing health care dollars have resulted in increased utilization of so-called midlevel practitioners. We compared emergency physicians with emergency department physician assistants (PAs) to determine whether PAs are an appropriate option for providing services rendered by physicians in this setting. Methods: We undertook an observational retrospective review of a hospital database (July 1995 to June 1996) […]